The women's volleyball team will travel to Jackson, Miss. this weekend to compete in the 2011 SCAC Volleyball tournament hosted by Millsaps College Nov. 4 - 6. After a slow start due to inexperience, the Petrels have gelled in the second half of the season and enter the postseason playing their best volleyball.
Playing with no seniors on the roster and with five freshmen in prominent roles, the Petrels struggled at the outset of the season, dropping 10 of their first 12 matches with a sets record of 8-36 (.181 winning percentage). Since that time however, the young Oglethorpe squad pulled together, winning 7 of 9 matches and coming within a point of being a level 8-8. During that stretch of the second half of the season when the Petrels schedule was actually tougher, Oglethorpe compiled a sets record of 24-30 (.444 winning percentage), demonstrating their vast improvement.
This weekend in Jackson they'll have a chance to keep their momentum going when they face Millsaps in their opening match at 1:15 p.m. Eastern on Friday. To view the entire 2011 SCAC Volleyball Tournament bracket, go here. To visit the Tournament website with links to live video and updating results, go here.